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Press Briefings 2015



23/12/2015 Workshop held in Georgia, a Lead Pilot Country for the GloMEEP project. Full Story »

22/12/2015 Requirements for verification of compliance enter into force, making audits mandatory under IMO Member State Audit Scheme. Full Story »

21/12/2015 Entry into force still unconfirmed. Full Story »

14/12/2015 IMO welcomes historic achievement of the 2015 Paris Climate Change conference.  Full Story »

10/12/2015 Zero-tolerance policy towards illegal wildlife trade among concrete measures agreed by United for Wildlife International Taskforce on the Transportation of Illegal Wildlife Products. Full Story »

07/12/2015 6th GEF-UNDP-IMO GloBallast R&D Forum and Exhibition on Ballast Water Management to be held 16-18 March 2016 in Canada. Full Story »

27/11/2015 40 States elected to be Members of IMO Council for the 2016-2017 biennium. Full Story »

26/11/2015 IMO Assembly unanimously endorses appointment of Mr. Kitack Lim (Republic of Korea) as Secretary-General of IMO with effect from 1 January 2016 for four-year term. Full Story »

24/11/2015 Mr. Yohei Sasakawa awarded International Maritime Prize for his contribution to work of IMO and commitment to supporting the development of future maritime leaders.  Full Story »

23/11/2015 Secretary-General Koji Sekimizu welcomed delegates to IMO Assembly, which runs to 2 December.  Full Story »

20/11/2015 Theme provides opportunity to focus on critical link between shipping and global society and to raise awareness of IMO's role. Full Story »

20/11/2015 AST Christopher Leon reunited with three of the men he saved in the Pacific Ocean during emotional ceremony.  Full Story »

13/11/2015 Djibouti Code of Conduct signatories agree to extend remit as regional training centre opens. Full Story »

14/10/2015 UN Security Council resolution authorizes Member States to intercept vessels suspected of migrant smuggling off the Libyan coast.  Full Story »

30/09/2015 Conference saw global dialogue on removing barriers to energy-efficiency technologies and measures. Full Story »

28/09/2015 Sekimizu calls for any discussion on shipping’s contribution to global CO2 emissions to be held at IMO.  Full Story »

28/09/2015 Global Maritime Energy Efficiency Partnerships Project (GloMEEP) aims to support increased uptake and implementation of energy-efficiency measures for shipping.  Full Story »

27/09/2015 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development set clear pathway.  Full Story »

25/09/2015 IMO symposium addresses "Shipping's future needs people: Is global maritime education and training on course?". Full Story »

24/09/2015 Today (24 September), IMO is celebrating World Maritime Day, with the theme “Maritime education and training”.  Full Story »

18/09/2015 Ship Masters warned of possible dangers of liquefaction associated with carriage of bauxite. Full Story »

10/09/2015 A new module containing information on audits carried out under the IMO Member State Audit Scheme has been launched  Full Story »

28/08/2015 Recent incidents in which hundreds of migrants attempting to cross the Mediterranean to Europe have lost their lives, including dozens found dead in the holds of the ships that were carrying them Full Story »

27/07/2015 IMO, GEF and UNDP sign agreement to allocate US$2.0 million to global maritime energy efficiency partnership project. Full Story »

24/07/2015 Maritime education and training needs were the focus of a high-level international symposium held during the 2015 World Maritime Day Parallel Event in Japan. Full Story »

06/07/2015 2015 Award to go to Aviation Survival Technician Christopher Leon (United States). Full Story »

06/07/2015 IMO/IOM/UNODC inter-agency platform for information sharing on migrant smuggling by sea launched.  Full Story »

03/07/2015 IMO Council awards the prestigious International Maritime Prize for 2014 to Mr. Yohei Sasakawa. Full Story »

30/06/2015 Mr. Lim has been elected as the Secretary-General of IMO with effect from 1 January 2016, for an initial four-year term.  Full Story »

29/06/2015 IMO Secretary-General Sekimizu and IOM Director-General Swing recognized need for concerted global action. Full Story »

25/06/2015 On Day of the Seafarer, IMO invites young people to consider a future in seafaring. Full Story »

22/06/2015 2015 theme aims to promote the positive benefits of choosing a career at sea. Full Story »

16/06/2015 New mandatory code for ships fuelled by gases or other low-flashpoint fuels adopted by IMO's Maritime Safety Committee (MSC).  Full Story »

15/06/2015 Maritime Ambassadors' role will be to promote maritime and seafaring professions and raise awareness of a career at sea or other maritime occupation.  Full Story »

08/06/2015 Amendments to 1996 Protocol to Convention on Limitation of Liability for Maritime Claims, 1976, enter into force on 8 June. Full Story »

02/06/2015 Updated and revised Rescue at Sea: A guide to principles and practice as applied to refugees and migrants now online. Full Story »

01/06/2015 Maritime Safety Committee (MSC) meets at IMO's London headquarters for its 95th session from 3 to 12 June. Full Story »

21/05/2015 Nippon Foundation willing to establish US$100 million endowment fund to support WMU. Full Story »

20/05/2015 IMO Secretary-General inaugurates new World Maritime University building Full Story »

18/05/2015 Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC), 68th session, 11-15 May 2015. Full Story »

15/05/2015 Polar Code environmental provisions adopted.  Full Story »

27/04/2015 Spreading the word on ballast water management – new free online tools launched.  Full Story »

27/04/2015 Plastic particles in the ocean may be as harmful as plastic bags, report says. Full Story »

27/04/2015 IMO Conference adopts guidelines to aid the process of reducing accidents by addressing whether a ships is fit for purpose in its intended role.  Full Story »

20/04/2015 IMO Secretary-General calls for coordinated efforts to safeguard migrants. Full Story »

13/04/2015 The Nairobi Wreck Removal Convention places strict liability on owners for locating and removing wrecks deemed to be a hazard. Full Story »

08/04/2015 High Commissioner visit marks Zambia’s membership of IMO Full Story »

01/04/2015 The election for the IMO Secretary-General will be held at the IMO Council, 114th session, 29 June to 3 July 2015 Full Story »

20/03/2015 All stakeholders involved in testing, approval, fitting and operation of ballast water management systems invited to complete online surveys. Full Story »

19/03/2015 IMO, WMU and PAME (Arctic Council) issue call for papers for International Conference on Safe and Sustainable Shipping in a Changing Arctic Environment (ShipArc 2015), 25-27 August 2015. Full Story »

16/03/2015 Area to be avoided and two-way shipping routes agreed, to protect Australia's Coral Sea Commonwealth Marine Reserve. Full Story »

09/03/2015 Mechanism to be established to enhance inter-agency communication for maritime aspects of mixed migration by sea.  Full Story »

04/03/2015 Mechanism to enhance inter-agency communication to be established. Full Story »

16/02/2015 Secretary-General Sekimizu calls for action to address criminals who organize illegal and unregulated sea passage by migrants, putting thousands of lives at risk.  Full Story »

14/01/2015 IMO and World Maritime University (WMU) have announced the appointment of a new President to head the University.  Full Story »

14/01/2015 IMO Secretary-General launches “Maritime education and training” theme at World Maritime University. Full Story »